I didn't know about the no swimming ordinance, but I'm sure it has to do with the cold water. It's one of Denver's water sources, so when it's dry on the Front Range, they draw the water down by pumping it up and over the Divide. That's why you'll see the big bathtub rings around it during drought summers. Fun lake, though. You're either getting knocked down, or you're totally becalmed.I stayed there for a week or two a few years back. The lake is crazy cold. Funny rules there, like motors allowed but no swimming? is that correct? It's also the water supply for somewhere close...Denver? It is a beautiful area though. I enjoyed my time there and would love to go back.
QFT. Never becalmed very long, and you spend most of the respite anxiously craning about to see which direction the next gale-force wind is coming from.... Summer winds in the mountains don't so much blow as slosh up and down the valleys.You're either getting knocked down, or you're totally becalmed.
Hey Sailhog -- how's the sailing school at Dillon? That's the closest place to get a Basic Keelboat course.